Roz Kaveney (rozk) wrote,
Roz Kaveney

Bad adventure

I was mugged this afternoon, just down the street from where I live.

Not all that seriously - it was a phone snatch which means that I have the inconvenience of waiting for a new phone and sim card and will have to get a few newish numbers from people that are too recent to have been copied to my backup phone. I shall have to go and look at mug shots and all of that - it was broad daylight and there was a witness so they may even catch the guy.

What worries me is that I chased him for a while shouting Thief Thief which is not recommended behaviour when it is only a phone and he might have a knife. He'd pissed me off, is the trouble, first by getting my phone when I looked at my watch to ask for the time, then by punching me in the shoulder. I tried to grab him and also punched him back. On the other hand, I remember him quite vividly and was able to make some sort of stab at describing him.

But middle-aged people with short wind, bad knees and no weapon really should not chase muggers for twenty yards or so - you feel like crap when you fail to catch them and they might decide to kill you.

Luckily, he ran really fast.

So, if you've given me your number at all recently, drop me an e-mail.
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